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Office of Vital Records

Apply For a Stillbirth or Fetal Death Certificate

See Who Can Obtain a Stillbirth or Fetal Death Certificate.

Apply in Person

Same day service is not available for certified copies of certificates of birth resulting in stillbirth. Applications will be accepted and the certified copies will be mailed to the applicant. There is no pick-up service.

Our lobby is open from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM. However, only customers who arrive before 4:00 PM will be served.

To apply in person you must bring the following:

  • A valid government-issued picture identification which bears your signature. Note: If you are not the parent named on the certificate, you must also bring proof of eligibility.
  • Appropriate fee. Acceptable payment methods are: cash, traveler's checks, cashier's checks, money orders, Visa, or MasterCard. Cashier's checks and money orders must be for the exact amount and made payable to Office of Vital Records.

Apply by mail

To apply by mail you must submit the following:

  • A completed Application for Certified Copy of Death CertificatePDF
  • A copy of your valid government-issued picture identification which bears your signature. Note: If you are not the parent named on the certificate, you must also bring proof of eligibility.
  • Appropriate fee, according to the fee schedule. Acceptable payment methods are: cashier's checks, money orders, Visa, or MasterCard. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH. Cashier's checks and money orders must be for the exact amount and made payable to Office of Vital Records. If you pay by credit/debit card, you must include the full card number and expiration date on your application.

Note: An incomplete application will delay the processing of your request.

Note: The average processing time for applications submitted through the mail is 15 to 20 business days from the date the application is received by Vital Records.

Expedited Service (Applies to Fetal Death Certificates Only)

The Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Vital Records does not accept online orders; however, for your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that we have partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. We do not endorse any other internet ordering service. VitalChek can be reached either through its website, or by phone. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard®, or Visa®.

In addition to the cost of the certificate, the following charges will be billed to your credit card:

Expedited Service Fees
Service Fee
Processing Charge Per Order $10.00
Express Courier 2-3 Day Delivery $14.00
Express Courier Standard Overnight (by 4 p.m.) $16.00
Express Courier Priority Overnight (by 10:30 a.m.) $18.00
Optional UPS Alternate Delivery Location (added to above express rates if chosen by consumer) $5.00

VitalChek will NOT be able to check the status of your order until at least 24 hours after your request was submitted. State Vital Records and the County Office locations do not have access to orders processed through VitalChek and therefore cannot check the status of pending orders.